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MPs want a tobacco regulatory authority

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7251.1691/b (Published 24 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1691
  1. Mark Silvert
  1. BMJ

    Tougher controls over the tobacco industry, including the creation of a tobacco regulatory authority, were recommended by members of the House of Commons health committee in its second report on the health risks of smoking last week.

    “Tobacco industries have run rings around governments for years,” said David Hinchliffe, the committee's chairman. He said that with six million people dead in the United Kingdom as a result of smoking since 1950, it was time to get to grips with the problem.

    The committee believes that a …

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